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Here is the helmet cam video of the Back of the dragon ride. Nothing crazy as this way my first time on it. Compared to the Tail of the dragon this road has a lot more to it, some of the tightest switchbacks I have been on yet, lofty curves, decreasing radius curves, steep incline 90s(which turn into steep 90 downhills on the way back), more blind corners than you can shake a stick at, and terrible road signage letting you know whats ahead. Gravel in the road was minimal, road condition was 99% great with that 1% being dips and cracks to watch out for. Overall a fun road, I see it getting more fun once the road is learned.

It's a 39min video so here are the highlights from it.

Bonus trip experience: I stopped to get gas at a Sunoco in Marion; figured out how many gallons I need then proceeded inside for a Redbull and pre-pay my gas. As I am patiently waiting in line I get sucked into a coversation between a hillbilly who, has no shoes on, is holding a brown bag, and I am guessing is 3 sheets to the wind. I then proceed to get an ear full on how his wife left him over a lawn mower and how that is a shameful thing. I kept my comment short and left as soon as I could. Virginia, damn.

40 seconds dip in the road mid corner NSFW
3 minutes is the start of the first set of wicked switchbacks
7:45 a lady hits a snake sunbathing and so do I.
23:40 speed limit sign posted 55 so I figured the road was straightening out, NOPE, entry speed was too fast but I was looking ahead and saw how tight it was NSFW
24:10 deer
27:25 valley views
28:47 woodchuck gives me a scare


 

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Did you get the model of the lawn mower!? :drinking:
 

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